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The Philadelphia Center
Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions


1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215.635.4734 or
888.258.3764 X7
Fax: 215.635.4590
eMail: philadelphia@alvernia.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Thur 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri - Appointment only
Sat - 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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Philadelphia Center - Winter Session

Alvernia University’s Philadelphia Center now offers a Winter Session in both Online and Blended formats. The Alvernia University Philadelphia Center is located at 1355 West Cheltenham Avenue, Melrose Park, PA 19027.

All online courses start December 16th and end on January 10th. By participating in a winter class online, you can get the education you need - and where - you need it. Students are responsible for communications software and internet service. For more information, please visit our technology requirements.

Blended classes at Alvernia University mix classroom meetings with online work. Classes will start on December 16, 2013 and end on January 10, 2014. The online instruction and assignments will begin on December 16; however, students will meet in class during specified dates during the Winter Session.

You don’t have to be admitted to Alvernia University to take classes during the Winter Session. In addition to Alvernia students, Winter Session is open to students from other colleges, high school students, adult professionals, and life-long learners.

Online Courses
Blended Courses

 

Online Courses

Undergraduate and Adult Education

COM 290-W1: North American Folklore & Culture
This course examines the unofficial cultures, folklore genres, and folklife groups that shape the North American experience. Special emphasis will be on oral literature and customs (folktales, fables, fairy tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc.), conventional beliefs, and traditional lifeways. Cross-listed with ENG 290-W1
December 16th – January 10th

COM 290-W2: North American Folklore & Culture
This course examines the unofficial cultures, folklore genres, and folklife groups that shape the North American experience. Special emphasis will be on oral literature and customs (folktales, fables, fairy tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc.), conventional beliefs, and traditional lifeways. Cross-listed with ENG 290-W1
December 16th – January 10th

ENG 290-W1: North American Folklore & Culture
This course examines the unofficial cultures, folklore genres, and folklife groups that shape the North American experience. Special emphasis will be on oral literature and customs (folktales, fables, fairy tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc.), conventional beliefs, and traditional lifeways. Cross-listed with COM 290-W1
December 16th – January 10th

ENG 290-W2: North American Folklore & Culture
This course examines the unofficial cultures, folklore genres, and folklife groups that shape the North American experience. Special emphasis will be on oral literature and customs (folktales, fables, fairy tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc.), conventional beliefs, and traditional lifeways. Cross-listed with COM 290-W1
December 16th – January 10th

HIS 112-W1: The Study of American History
Introduces student to the chronology of American history, a broad selection of key documents, appropriate secondary reading materials, and descriptions of selected key events in the evolution of American history.
December 16th – January 10th

PHI 105-W1: Introduction to Philosophy
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature.
December 16th – January 10th

PHI 105-W2: Introduction to Philosophy
Historical introduction to fundamental problems and methods of philosophy based on readings in ancient, medieval and modern literature.
December 16th – January 10th

SOC 111-W1: Principles of Sociology
An introduction to the major concepts in sociology. The nature and significance of culture, social groups, role and status, social interaction, stratification, system and structure are discussed within a sociological framework.
December 16th – January 10th

SW 201-W1: Introduction to Social Work
Introduction to society's response to social need through a generalist approach to family services, child welfare, physical and mental health services, school related services, corrections, gerontology and populations-at-risk. Social Worker's response to meeting the needs of various multi-ethnic and multi-needs groups is emphasized. Integration of micro, mezzo and macro practice is included.
December 16th - January 10th

THE 105-W1: Foundations of Theology

Inquiry into nature of religion and its relation to other areas of human experience. Role of theology in bringing a religious tradition to reflective awareness. Focus on Christianity, especially its Catholic expression.
December 16th – January 10th

Graduate

COR 600-W1: Organizational and Professional Ethics
A discussion and analysis of ethical issues in organizational environments and the professions. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the practical applications of ethical theory to diverse ethical issues in professional life. It will include the study of topics such as: major theories and principles of ethics; the nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society; the social responsibilities of professions, organizations and corporations; codes of ethics and standards of professional conduct; and decision procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace.
December 16th – January 10th

Blended Courses 

Undergraduate and Adult Education

BIO 203-W7: Biosphere
The course Biosphere studies humans and their interactions with their environment. Topics include ecological principles (the nature of nature), energy and natural resources issues, pollution problems, and threats to the Biodiversity of the planet. Specific consideration will be given to humanity's ability to alter and change nature from historical and current perspectives; and how we can learn to live in harmony with nature. Fulfills lab science in Liberal Arts core. Online instruction begins 12/16.
Classroom Meetings: 12/20, 1/3, 1/6, 1/10
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
*Classroom meetings are at the Philadelphia Center but video-conferenced from Main Campus.

ENG 103-W7: Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to the basic forms of poetry, surveying primarily British and American poets of the last three centuries. Online instruction begins 12/16.
Classroom Meetings: 1/3, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
*Classroom meetings are at the Philadelphia Center but video-conferenced from Main Campus.

THE 210-W1: Medical Moral Theology
Investigation of moral problems which can arise in the area of bioethics. Introductory survey of the basic Christian principles of morality is followed by treatment of various medical moral situations. A natural law methodology is applied throughout the course. Fulfills the Ethics/Morality requirement. Online instruction begins 12/16.
Classroom Meetings: 1/2, 1/7, 1/9
5:30 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.
*Classroom meetings are at the Philadelphia Center but video-conferenced from Main Campus.




This course schedule is provided for the information of the student. It is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the University in order to fulfill its role and mission or by regulatory and/or accrediting bodies specifically impacting the programs. Changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation, and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made.


 
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